Couponing For the Rest of Us, Book Review

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Couponing for the Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More
by Kasey Knight Trenum

couponingIf you’ve seen extreme couponing on television, then you might feel overwhelmed at the idea of buying in bulk. Author Kasey Knight Trenum has created a Christian based book called Couponing For the Rest Of Us.  She turns frugal shopping into a fun experience for her readers and encourages “sensible stockpiling.”  Her definition of stockpiling is buying what you need and will use in the next three months. You’ll need a rather large pantry or storage system for the task! She even suggests placing single shelves over bathroom doors to add a little extra storage. Since I live in California where everything is earthquake safe…you will not stockpiles above my doorframes!

Couponing for the Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More is not for everyone, and in fact, it’s not for me. While my initial attraction was to become a better steward of money, I quickly realized that the price I’d pay is being a steward of my time. Searching, clipping and filing systems for coupons are best left to professionals, and I’m simply not one of them. Enjoy the book…it’s well written, filled with valuable information and fun to read.

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  • Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for your review! I sort of did this in 2009-2010 when I wasn’t working, and partially because I had the extra time, it was a fun hobby, but wasn’t sustainable, time-wise, once I went back to the 50 hour a week fun. I ended up donating so much of the stuff as it is just the DH and I, and I am pretty sure we are just finally getting through the last “free” bottle of body wash from that time!

    That said, I also quit it about the same time I moved the other way on the pendulum to a much more minimilist lifestyle as I felt stuff and the management of stuff was just getting between me and God and what God wants me to do. It also seems like, even in less extreme hoarding and couponing, is not trusting for God to provide for future.

    Plus, I too live in EQ country and would never store things above a door!

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